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Wes Lunt Sets Record



In his second game back from a broken foot (and after throwing for 300+ yards in one half last week), Wes Lunt set a new Illinois state record for passing yards in a game with 590.

Here’s a great line by Todd Engle of the State Journal-Register:

From the outset, Friday night’s game between Rochester and Springfield high schools was destined to be a shootout. And Rochester is well equipped for a shootout.

Clearly they were as Lunt, who will battle with J.W. Walsh and Clint Chelf as Weeden’s successor next year, also threw 4 TDs and ran for one while leading Rochester to a 49-35 victory over Springfield.

His defense gave up 517 yards, including 428 on the ground, so at least he won’t be surprised when he gets to Stillwater. I kid, I kid, the defense is GREAT pretty good this year.

Lunt broke the state passing record by 1 yard and his family record (held by older brother Wil, who plays at Western Illinois) by 16 yards.

That’s awesome,” Lunt said with a smile. “I’m going to go see (Wil today).

The crazy thing is that Lunt wasn’t even the most impressive player on the field yesterday. His receiver, Zach Grant (a Ball State recruit) had 20 catches for 345 yards and 2 TDs. One Twitter follower suggested we try to recruit him too.

Rochester is 5-1 overall, but 2-0 since Lunt returned to man the ship.

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